The Austin LGBT Chamber supports the region’s economic relationships with LGBT businesses abroad. We are a resource both for local businesses expanding globally as well as LGBT businesses entering the U.S. market. We partner with the City of Austin's Global Business Recruitment & Expansion Division and support cities that make up their international programs which includes the Sister City (citizen and business driven), Science City (municipal partnership with select cities of the International Association of Science Parks) and Creative City (municipal partnership with select UNESCO cities).
We make one annual trip abroad and other smaller trips domestically to initiate new and strengthen existing relationships with trade promotion agencies, chamber partners, science parks and incubators, and to promote Austin as an entry point for expansion. We also are a partner of ATX Bound. This partnership focuses programming around two inbound events which connect Austin companies to international businesses in attendance at SXSW and Formula One.
The Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is affiliated with 10 international LGBT chambers of commerce through its relationship with NGLCC Global and routinely connects with these chambers and their members on behalf of local businesses.